12ECO

NCEA Level 2 Economics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Moffett

Level 2 Economics introduces current macroeconomic issues that are of importance to all New Zealanders. These include how to grow the economy, how to create jobs and reduce unemployment, how to keep prices stable, how to build trading relationships with other countries and how to reduce inequality. Students will gain the skills to recognise various perspectives and values as well as understand how government policies may be used to support these goals.

Content/Skills:

  • Economic growth;
  • Employment;
  • International trade;
  • Inflation;
  • Special interest topic - child poverty in NZ; and
  • Government policies to achieve economic goals.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.


Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 1 Economics or equivalent.

This course is recommended if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91222 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.1 - Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91224 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.3 - Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91225 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.4 - Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91227 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.6 - Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91228 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.7 - Analyse a contemporary economic issue of special interest using economic concepts and models
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.